Caribbean Report 25-07-1990



Distorted audio at the beginning of the report.

Table of Contents

1. Headlines (00:00-00:35)
2. Sir Shridath Ramphal leaves Guyana after a fact-finding mission without commenting on the state of democracy in the run-up to Guyana's elections. Sharief Khan's report features an excerpt of a speech by Sir Shridath Ramphal and, Hugh Crosskill interviews Janet Jagan who also expresses disappointment in the performance of Ramphal during his visit to Guyana. (00:36-05:13)
3. Financial News. Mehdi Varsi, Director of Oil Research at Kleinwort Benson Securities in London comments on the aversion of an oil pricing crisis at the next meeting of OPEC Oil Ministers (05:14-06:36)
4. Haitian refugee survivors of an incident off the coast of Bahamas last month reported that the number of fatalities amounted to eighty-eight and not thirty-nine as stated in an official report. Pat Whitehorne interviews Jean-Claude Bajeux (06:37-09:33)
5. Heated discussions on the harmonization of external tariffs expected at next week's Caricom Heads of Government meeting. Sandra Baptiste presents the first of four special reports leading up to the summit and interviews the Trade, Industry and Commerce Minister of Barbados Evelyn Greaves, the President of the Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturers Association, Gary Voss and the Chairman of Eastern Caribbean Export Development Agency, Brian Stewart-Young (09:33-13:37)